Supermodified assualt on New England I

Oswego, NY - The assault on New England, part 1, is coming up for the ISMA contingent. On May 5 and May 6, the powerful winged supermodifieds hit the asphalt at Lee USA and Seekonk Speedways respectively and it will be the only super sighting in...

Oswego, NY - The assault on New England, part 1, is coming up for the ISMA contingent. On May 5 and May 6, the powerful winged supermodifieds hit the asphalt at Lee USA and Seekonk Speedways respectively and it will be the only super sighting in New England until August. So, pack up your coolers. Grab the blankets and family and head for a big weekend of racing. You won't want to miss this ISMA supermodified weekend as it will be a while before they return!

Twenty franchise car owners have already indicated their intentions on competing at every ISMA event in 2001 with the likes of 2000 ISMA champ Joe Gosek and teammate Russ Wood, who returns to racing full time after a year's absence, onboard for Paul Dunigan; Dave McKnight, third place ISMA finisher last year with three feature wins, and his owner and sometimes driver, Brad Lichty; Dan Soule, Howie Lane, car owner and teammate of Jamie Timmons, Howard Page, John Payne, Lou Cicconi, Joe Petro, Bruce Budnick, and more ready to go. The always popular and talented Chris Perley teams with Vic Miller once again with new sponsor Ed Shea and they too intend to make it tough for the ISMA competitors. Look for them and many more at this initial weekend of racing.

On Saturday, May 5, Lee USA hosts the ISMA supermodified opener with a 50 lapper. Heat racing begins at 5 pm for the supers with the ISMA feature slated for about 7:00 pm. ISMA returns to Lee on August 17 for the second of two visits to that Lee, NH oval.

On Sunday, May 6, ISMA takes on the "Cement Palace" for the first time since 1996 when a packed house was on hand to watch the "fastest short track race cars in the world" traverse the slightly-banked third mile. Mike Ordway, back where he started, basically, driving for famed car owner-builder Clyde Booth, is the defending champion of the Seekonk event. Pat Abold, ironically, drove that same Booth car to a win at the last Lee USA race in August 2000. Ordway took over the reigns of the 61 super late last season. Abold has not announced any plans to date of running a super on a regular basis in 2001.

The first heat at Seekonk is scheduled for 1:00 pm with the 75 lap feature going to the flag at approximately 3:00 pm, leaving plenty of time for everyone to head back down the turnpike home.

For information on the Lee event, call 978-462-4252 and Seekonk, 508-336-9959.

-ISMA

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